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Fourteen Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Mississippi Top 50 Super Lawyers

December 03, 2012

Fourteen Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorneys were named in the Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers for 2012.  There were no other firms with more than six attorneys on the list.

Phil B. Abernethy of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation Group, Don B. Cannada of the Banking, Real Estate and Financial Services Group and Energy Industry Team, Donald Clark, Jr. of the Public Finance and Incentives Group and also Firm Chairman, Robert C. Galloway of the Product Liability and Commercial Litigation Groups, Charles E. Griffin of the Commercial Litigation Group, John C. Henegan of the Commercial Litigation and Appellate and Written Advocacy Group, Donna Brown Jacobs of the Appellate and Written Advocacy Group and Energy Industry Team, Christy D. Jones of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Team, Robert A. Miller of the Product Liability Group, Meade W. Mitchell of the Product Liability and General Litigation Groups, Stephen W. Rosenblatt of the Banking, Real Estate and Financial Services Group, Lee Davis Thames of the Product Liability Group, James B. Tucker of the Investigations and Commercial Litigation Groups and Jeffrey A. Walker of the Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups round out the Butler Snow Attorneys named to the list.

“We’re proud of the number of attorneys named to the list of the Top 50 in Mississippi Super Lawyers.  It is not only a true honor, but also great recognition of the excellent client service Butler Snow delivers,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published for each state and Washington D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

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Events
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management Music City Center, Nashville, TN 10/17/2014 7:00:00 AM Butler Snow's Kara Shea is on of the presenters at the upcoming Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 Mid-South Employment law Conference.  With the goal of educating and informing members of SHRM about newly enacted and potential legislation, the conference will be held at the Music City Center at 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.  For more information or to register for the conference, visit MTSHRM's website.


Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments
Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments Webinar 9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Butler Snow attorneys David L. Johnson and Valeria Gomez will present Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments in an upcoming webinar.  Details are below:


 

On July 1, a new law took effect that impacts retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Retaliatory discharge occurs when an employee is fired or punished for engaging in activities that are protected by law.

The new law imposes a cap on compensatory damages aggrieved employees can recover under all three statutes
-- the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Tennessee Public Protection Act, and the Tennessee Disability Act -- for future monetary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other nonmonetary losses. The new law also affects whistleblower lawsuits by eliminating the separate common law claim for retaliatory discharge.

At this interactive webinar, your presenters will explain the legislature’s most recent changes as well as other new developments that impact retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Don't miss out on this must-attend event for both Tennessee attorneys and employers. 

 

Webinar Agenda: 

  • Recent Tennessee legislation impacting the common law retaliatory discharge cause of action and claims under the Tennessee Public Protection Act 
  • Required elements to establish a retaliatory discharge cause of action 
  • Recent Tennessee case law developments, including what courts recognize to implicate an important public policy interest so as to be actionable 
  • The current status of summary judgment practice applicable to retaliatory discharge claims 
  • Tips for companies to minimize the risk of defending a retaliatory discharge claim 

Contact David, Valeria or Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader Kara Shea for additional details.